Over 140 fun-loving passengers gathered together on Monday, February 10th, 2014, to rise from the sea, inexorably drawn by the glorious trees of this island in The Bahamas to create the largest-ever tropical TreeSpirit photograph.
TreeSpirit visited Caribbean island destinations aboard the 936-foot-long Holland America ship, The Nieuw Amsterdam, on a week-long cruise designed specially for naturists by Bare Necessities Tour & Travel. (A 2nd big trip happened Feb. 2015 — CLICK HERE.)
Funds from all print sales support TreeSpirit’s mission to raise awareness of the critical role trees play in our lives, globally and personally, via photography, media outreach, advocacy, Jack’s TreeSpirit presentations and more. Read about TreeSpirit’s mission.
“Naturists” is a term that has evolved over the years to blend the ideals of nudism in a social setting with a greater appreciation for man’s integral place in nature – which makes for a natural collaboration for TreeSpirit Project photographs!
Production photographs courtesy Michael J. Cooney, The Naturist Society.
Project founder and photographer Jack Gescheidt was thrilled to join all these fellow nature lovers and share TreeSpirit’s photography, mission, and the TreeSpirit experience with a diverse, international cruise ship audience. This big, participatory artwork in nature was created on little Half Moon Cay, in the Bahamas.